by Michael Rozeff Where the state is, there is the power to tax; for rulers cannot rule without taxation. As Ludwig von Mises wrote: “The funds that a government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation.” Or as Murray Rothbard put it: “All state actions rest on the fundamental binary intervention of taxes.” Where […]
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe addresses the specific errors of democratic states, and eviscerates the notion that democracy resolves the issue of rulers vs. ruled, and public vs. private law.
by Lew Rockwell This talk was delivered at the Peace and Prosperity 2016 Conference of the Ron Paul Institute. Not long ago I was thinking about the legacy of Murray N. Rothbard, the brilliant scholar and the creator of the libertarian movement, as well as a dear friend to both Ron and me. Would that […]
Hillary Clinton gave an “economic” speech this week (at least that’s what they called it). In truth, sound economics were nowhere to be seen. But there were a lot of profligate promises that were made. There were also a lot of myths. Ron Paul dispels them on today’s edition of Myth-Busters!
By Ron Paul Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons. In recent months, many Americans have missed their flights because of longer-than-usual TSA security lines. […]
Haters gonna hate.
Taxation is theft.
By Ron Paul Every election, we’re told that “this is the most important election in history”. Surely we were told so when Barack Obama was elected. It was so important because we were supposedly choosing between a continuation of George W. Bush’s policies of continuous war and Barack Obama’s who was going to turn the […]